Carville was almost correct, because Romney almost ran.
I used that blog to reprint an earlier one (March 24, 2014), entitled "A Republican Dark Horse?" The gist of that essay was that Romney was a dark horse because of the strengths he would bring to the top of the Republican presidential ticket. Among them were, and are today:
1. Mitt Romney has more name recognition than any other potential [Republican] candidate, having received approximately 61,000,000 popular votes in 2012. And he won them against a then-popular sitting president. He still has vast name recognition.
Well, yes, you say, but Clinton is running for president and Romney is not.
Correct, other Republicans are running.
But whomever gets the Republican nomination will have to choose a vice president for the ticket. Perhaps someone who comes to the stump against Clinton's running mate -- probably a male Hispanic -- having had 61,000,000 million Americans vote for him, who knew four years ago that Russia was our main enemy, who was a successful businessman, and who as a Republican was governor of a blue-blue-blue liberal state. A religious man, who's a nice guy.
Perhaps someone like Mitt Romey?
To those who think Romey would never accept second-seat to a Cruz or Rubio (or other qualified Republican presidential nominee) I say this: Mitt Romney is a patriotic American with a lifetime of service.
If the bugle sounds, if he is asked, I believe Mitt Romney will answer the call of his country.